On the oldest Russian Antarctic station mirnyy on 21 June there was a fire that completely burned the house to the radio. This was reported by the Arctic and Antarctic research Institute.
The fire occurred in meteomarine. The fire destroyed two laboratories, server rooms with equipment.
“Due to the hurricane winds of 20-25 m/s the fire spread to the cabin, but it managed to defend. The personnel were evacuated through the front fire exit”, – stated in the message.
No casualties were reported. 11 people who lived in the building, provided clothing and resettled in other areas. The station “peace” is 23 employees.
Explorers were forced to discontinue weather observations.
Station “peace” has been operating since 1956. It is located on the Eastern coast of the continent. the main task of its employees – monitoring the weather.